Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Henry William Lucas

Surname: Lucas
Other names: Henry William
Other people in this story:
William Lucas
Matilda Ellen Lucas nee Long
Locations in this story:
Andover, Hampsire
France & Flanders
St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham
No.1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France

Story:
Henry William Lucas was born in 1887 in Sixpenny Handley and baptised there on 18th February, 1887. He was the son of William Lucas, a Road Contractor, and Matilda Ellen Lucas (nee Long). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Road Labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Andover, Hampshire, as a Private in the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 29052). At a later date he transferred to the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 17448) and finally to the 194th Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 17448). He served in France & Flanders and was wounded in action and initially admitted to the No.1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, France and then repatriated to the Bagthorpe Military Hospital, Nottingham, where he died on 15th November 1917. He was buried in the north west part of St. Mary's Churchyard, Sixpenny Handley, on 19th November, 1917. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.

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  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives